Limber de Mango (Mango Icy Treat) {Recipe}

by Melanie Edwards on July 12, 2013 · 0 comments

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Limber de Mango Recipe

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When my brothers and I reminisce on life in Puerto Rico, something that will no-doubt come up is el limber. Though we each have our preference in flavor – my personal favorite was always limber de coco, while they love flavors like limber de leche and limber de tamarindo – we all agree that riding our bikes to the house on the corner to buy a limber was always a fun treat! What is a limber? It’s kind of like a popsicle, but is usually served in a small plastic cup and made with natural fruit juices. It’s very rich in flavor and texture, since often the pulp of the fruit is not removed from the mix.

When Walmart asked us to create a recipe using stone fruit from their fresh produce section, mango first came to mind because it’s one of my all-time favorite fruits and flavors. A stone fruit (as I found out) is any fruit that has a pit – peaches, plums, apricots, mangos, etc., are all stone fruits. Naturally, I decided to combine two of my favorite things and create a limber de mango! With the hot days we’re experiencing in Florida, a nice cool limber makes a perfect afternoon treat for my family. Here’s the super simple recipe for limber de mango for you to try at home!

Limber de Mango (Mango Icy Treat) {Recipe}

Fresh Mangos for Limber de Mango Recipe


  • Mango juice or nectar – I used my new Fusion Juicer to juice a couple of mangos, but you can buy mango nectar at the store too. If you buy fresh mangos to juice yourself, pick ripe mangos if you’ll be making this right away.
    Tip: You’ll know a mango is ripe if it’s tender to the touch and you get the strong scent of mango when you smell it.
  • Sugar (optional) – If you feel the juice is not sweet enough for you as-is, you can add a little sugar to your liking and taste.
  • Water (optional) – Some people add water to the mix so it’s not as thick.


  1. Pour mango juice into small plastic cups (5 oz).
  2. Place in freezer until frozen solid.
  3. Enjoy!

Limber de Mango

It’s so simple to make limbers that I can’t believe I’m not making them more often for my family. I think I’m going to try making limber de coco next, as I haven’t had one in years!

What is one of your favorite stone fruits?

Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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